Posts in category "Aging"

On being an adult orphan: closing a chapter in my life

It’s been a rough couple of weeks. My father passed away. We buried him on the 5th. We emptied his apartment yesterday. Worst thing ever. And now, I face the grim reality that I am an orphan. I don’t care that I am fifty six years old, I just know that I now have no... Read more »

Love thy mother: you will regret it if you didn't when she is gone

Love thy mother: you will regret it if you didn't when she is gone
Love thy mother. It’s written in the bible, the Ten Commandments and in all forms of religion. She brought you into the world. It’s been five years today since my mother passed away. It doesn’t seem to get any easier as I still, at times, reach for my phone to call her, only to remember... Read more »

A Seat at the Bar, with Elvis

A Seat at the Bar, with Elvis
Walking into a seedy old bar in Memphis, I was alone and needed a cocktail. I don’t typically frequent bars by myself but I just needed to think. I saw a man sitting at the end of the bar and couldn’t really catch his face at first. He had thick hair, almost completely gray and... Read more »
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The age of innocence: where did it go and will we ever have it back?

The age of innocence: where did it go and will we ever have it back?
I just watched the beloved movie from 1960, “Where the Boys Are”. It was full of cheesy lines, modest bathing suits and suited young men coming to pick up their dates. It was spring break in Fort Lauderdale, but over fifty years ago. I was three years old when the movie was made and had my... Read more »

Things aren't important. Well yes, sometimes they are

My husband is the least pretentious person I’ve ever known. Quite frankly, he will be upset about this blog as he will see it as bragging. He’s like that, never wants to show off; never wants anyone to think we are competing for who has the best what. So when he called me last Friday... Read more »

Now and Then: a forty one year retrospective on a very important day

Now and Then: a forty one year retrospective on a very important day
August 14th is a very prominent date in my life, always has been. Or I should say at least since I was a 14 year old girl, in between my freshman and sophomore years in high school. That was the day that I went on my first date. With a boy. In a car. August... Read more »
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High school high: what happens when I see my old friends

High school high: what happens when I see my old friends
Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with high school friends. Whenever I have that pleasure, I always return home feeling a glow that is different from typical happiness. It’s strangely euphoric. It’s just f’ing awesome. Despite high school growing farther and farther away from me (okay, 38 years away) being with those... Read more »

Moments: Seize them, embrace them, remember them

Moments: Seize them, embrace them, remember them
Disclosure: This is a long one! Hang in there with me! A moment. Dictionary.com defines a moment as an indefinitely short period of time; instant. In our lives we experience billions of moments, nearly an infinite amount yet, how many do we remember, hold onto and cherish? In times like we live in when everyones lives... Read more »

The facts about my aging

The facts about my aging
Last week while on a sales call my customer was expressing her disdain at “nearly turning 33″. I laughed and I said “Ha! I only wish I were turning 33, I’m about to turn 55″. After telling me I looked fabulous (of course) she posed the question “So, how do you feel about that?” Hmmmm,... Read more »
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